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I have voiced my unhappiness to the powers that be regarding having to sit in traffic for over an hour to get to work and an hour to get back home, in the hopes that some sort of resolution and compromise can be reached.

The response basically was, "We've never had anyone work from home before and this is very new to us, so we wouldn't know where to start and how to manage this."

Firstly, from what I've heard along the grapevine, someone has worked from home before. In fact, it was a developer... wouldn't you fucking know!

Secondly, you're the manager... FUCKING MANAGE! Yes this is perhaps "new" territory for the company, but it's certainly nothing new to the world. Or maybe I'm wrong?

How's about, rather than fucking "ummm-ing" and "ahhh-ing" about the working from home being a good idea or not, perhaps try saying, "You know what, let's try something for the next 3 months and see how it goes. We sit down and hash out when and how we are going to communicate regarding the work that needs to be done, and when you will need to come in for meetings and the like." If it doesn't work after 2 weeks, oh well... we tried. And if we're still going strong after month 4, I think we have a winner!

Perhaps it's a generational thing, seeing as management are Baby Boomers and I'm a Millennial? Then again, I could be wrong.

The point is that I see a potential solution to my problem that may actually work and benefit both parties, but they're either to fucking set in their old ass ways and stubborn to allow this. Or perhaps it's a thing of "if we do this for you, we have to do it for everyone", which they don't want to do.

But more importantly, they don't seem to get the whole notion of "a happy employee is a productive employee".

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    To be frank, if I had sent an email asking to work from home, in a company where it was not a norm, that reply was something I'd expect. And assuming the response was along the lines of the one you mentioned, there's a lot of ground for persuasion. They never said "no", did they? Ask him if he'd be open for a discussion. Then, it's up to your persuasion skills. Read some articles about working from home, and remember some positive points which you could use. And don't assume that your boss was lying to you. He may not know about the person who worked from home. Point it out, in a way that normalizes his lack of information and doesn't blame him. Sorry for the long post, and good luck.
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    Let me put this in context for you a little here...

    I left my previous job for 2 reasons:
    1. I didn't like the company culture and they way they treated us.
    2. The traffic to work and back was an absolute nightmare and it took me an hour to get to work/home.

    With those things in mind, I made it abundantly clear to the recruiment clowns that I would like something closer to home or even to possibly work from home.

    There's a few more complications which arose and perhaps a few (incorrect) assumptions that were made prior, during and following my joining the new company, which I have subsequently discussed with management since... in person! Sorry, but I don't believe in dealing with this kind of thing over email, and so all of the above has been discussed in person.
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    @dhruvitr (contd.)
    Anyway, now I find myself having to be at work for 9 and half hours a day, add to that over an hour to work and another hour or more to get home again... that means I'm either going to work/home or at work for almost HALF of my day! So pardon me for being slightly fucked off that when I tried my damndest to better my situation by leaving my previous job that I now still find myself in pretty much the same pile of steaming 💩.

    Getting back to your reply. No, they didn't say "No" outright. But in the same breath, there also doesn't to be a desire to even meet me halfway with some sort of compromise... or at least, that's the feeling I get. "Let me go and think about it" is esstenitally management's way of saying "go away". This is the part that really pisses me off... SEE ABOVE RANT!
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    Try having a middle way. Start 1/2 days home and going to office the other days
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    I've also thought of that... but then again, that's not for me to decide! They like having "warm bodies" at the office.
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    @GinjaNinja I see. Thanks for putting it in context. Guess all we can do is struggle, amirite?
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